Karate Classes In Kingsbury
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What Is Karate?
Karate is described as a Japanese martial-art whose actual physical elements seek the progression of protective and counter-attacking body movements. The themes of classic karate training are fighting and self-defence, though its mental and moral aspects concentrate on the over-all development of the individual. This is helped by the discipline and persistent effort required in training.
Why It Is Good To train Karate
Health and fitness, willpower, development of great character are just some of the advantages training Karate, you gain fitness through intense movement and aerobic and anaerobic exercise, control via drills and repetition of movements, and build good character by way of following directions and training with humbleness.
Karate Classes In Kingsbury
Our Karate classes in Kingsbury target all types of people, usually one of these three: Men and women who want to study a new martial art style or sport that keeps them in shape Individuals who are seriously interested in learning Karate & Those that wish to develop the ability to defend themselves and increase their confidence in day to day life We can work with men, women and children of any age regardless of their experience or physical ability.
Karate practice (Kingsbury ) – Our Karate Classes in Kingsbury
Karate practice is usually divided into 3 main activities:
Kihon (drilling of stances, blocks, punches, strikes and kicks)
Kata (pre-arranged forms simulating combat situations)
We bring these three activities together to bring you a complete Karate tuition experience in Kingsbury .
Karate: historical information and facts
Karate history can be traced back some 1400 years, to Daruma, founder of Zen Buddhism in Western India. Daruma is said to have introduced Buddhism into China, incorporating spiritual and physical teaching techniques that were so demanding that many of his disciples would drop in exhaustion. In order to give them greater strength and endurance, he developed a more progressive training system, which he recorded in a book, Ekkin-Kyo, which can be considered the first book on karate of all time.
The physical training, heavily imbued with Daruma’s philosophical principles, was taught in the Shaolin Temple in the year 500 A.D. Shaolin (Shorin) kung-fu, from northern China, was characterized by very colorful, rapid, and dynamic moves; the Shokei school of southern China was known for more powerful and sober techniques. These two kinds of styles found their way to Okinawa, and had their influence on Okinawa’s own original fighting method, called Okinawa-te (Okinawan hand) or simply te. A ban on weapons in Okinawa for two extended periods in its history is also partly responsible for the high degree of development of unarmed fighting techniques on the island.
In summary, karate in Okinawa developed from the synthesis of two fighting techniques. The first, used by the inhabitants of Okinawa, was very simple but terribly effective and, above all, very close to reality since it was used throughout many centuries in real combat. The second one, much more elaborate and impregnated with philosophical teachings, was a product of the ancient culture of China. These two origins explain the double character of Karate-extremely violent and efficient but at the same time a strict and austere discipline and philosophy with a nonviolent emphasis.
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